UK grocers warn food shortages in Northern Ireland will worsen

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The chief executives of the UK’s largest grocers have warned the government of “significant disruption to food supplies” to Northern Ireland after March 31 unless there is a closer agreement with the EU.

In a letter to Cabinet Office secretary Michael Gove, seen by Retail Week, six major grocers warned that supply disruptions would “become inevitable” if the government pushes forward with “unworkable” proposals governing trade after the current grace period expires. 

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